Austrian Foreign, Security, Defence Policy
Austrian foreign, security, and defence policy represent a central focus of our research activities. As part of the EU, Austria plays an important role in the implementation of the EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP). Our research and analysis aim to identify the opportunities and challenges for Austria, and to point out possibilities to contribute to national and European security. The Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy stimulates the public discourse, raises awareness of the importance of the matter, and provides analytical input for Austrian foreign, security and defence policies in a complex world. In this context, the AIES organises public discussions, consults with decision-makers from politics and administration, regularly publishes analysis papers, and presents its research results in various media appearances.
Current AIES activities on the topic. Research also in the database.
06.09.2023 / Presentation of the main findings of the expert-study on Austrian neutrality
23.07.2023 / President Vo Van Thuong from Vietnam in dialogue with Alfred Gerstl
05.07.2023 / Michael Zinkanell and Christoph Schwarz at the conference
15.06.2023 / Trilogy "Zeitenwende”
31.05.2023 / Part 3 of the event trilogy "Zeitenwende Europa"
08.05.2023 / Part 2 of the event trilogy "Zeitenwende Europa"
13.04.2023 / Part 1 of the event trilogy "Zeitenwende in Europe"
20.05.2022 / AIES Talk with Herbert Saurugg
In the media
15.08.2022 / Al Jazeera
Austria commits to neutrality, even as Russia destroys Ukraine
Statements by Christoph Schwarz
Dr. Franz Cede und Dr. Christian Prosl: Österreichs Sicherheitspolitik auf dem Prüfstand, AIES Kommentar 5/2023.
Christoph Schwarz, Adam Urosevic: Österreichs Neutralität - Rolle und Optionen in einer sich verändernden Weltordnung, AIES Studie, September 2023
Österreichs Neutralität - Rolle und Optionen in einer sich verändernden Weltordnung (Executive Summary)
Christoph Schwarz, Adam Urosevic: Österreichs Neutralität – Rolle und Optionen in einer sich verändernden Weltordnung, AIES Studie, September 2023 - Executive Summary
Gerhard Jandl: Neutralität – wozu?, AIES Kommentar 3/2022
04.08.20 / Episode 02
Austria-China Relations during Covid-19
While the Covid-19 crisis has not induced a restructuring of Sino-Austrian relations, it might intensify Austria's European engagement regarding China. Austria might hence be impelled to continue on a national level its policy of neutrality and non-confrontational approach towards China but increase its engagement on a European level. Research Associates Sofia-Maria Satanakis and Lucas Erlbacher discuss the state of the Austria-China relation during the Covid-19 crisis. Lucas Erlbacher is the author of the Austrian Chapter in the Special Report 'Covid-19 and Europe-China Relations' by the European Think-Tank Network on China (ETNC).
30.06.21 / Webinar co-hosted by the Embassy of Japan in Austria, and the AIES
27.05.21 / Velina Tchakarova speaks with Markus Reisner, Colonel (General Staff), Austrian Armed Forces
22.03.21 / Online Discussion